08.18: Felix + Cons and Prose + Sideshow Tragedy – Prytania Bar
This weekend, Felix and greatest band in the universe Rotary Downs return to the New Orleans stage. Rotary Downs are back after spending the summer working diligently on a new album, but just as exciting is the long-awaited return of Felix, the most fearlessly awesome band in town.
04.14: Silent Disco hosted by Rusty Lazer – 524 Frenchmen St.
Popularized at outdoor musical festivals looking to keep the party going after local noise ordinances took hold, Silent Discos are at once perfectly inclusive and blithely exclusive; and may be almost as enjoyable for those watching from the sidelines as for those in the private universe of the synced up headphones. With the always-decreasing cost of technology and more and more audio equipment manufacturers getting in on the game, Silent Discos have spread beyond huge events to bars, clubs and even house parties. This weekend, back-to-back local events bring the trend to the New Orleans.
Easy Bake Oven + ArchAnimals + Cozy performing at Cafe Prytania on Saturday, March 24, 2012.
Every time the roving bacchanal known as the Underhill Family Orchestra rolls into a foreign town in their graffiti-doused psychedelic Dodge Ram Cargo Van, they must be expecting a hoard of Timmy Martins to traipse over and drop their jaws in wonderment at the sight of seven veritable savages, all bearing the surname “Underhill”, cavorting [...]
Coyotes + Underhill Family Orchestra performing at Cafe Prytania on March 2, 2012
03.01: Coyotes + Underhill Family Orchestra + Aerial Attack – Cafe Prytania
Though possessing an ever-lingering presence in the New Orleans underground music community over the last year or so, Coyotes are now here to stay for the first “official” time with a solidified lineup of extremely talented young artists and a debut release to hang their hats on in “Cosmic in the Badlands”. Though short in length, the introspective record represents a consummation of months of turbulence and uncertainty for both the band and its front man, Duz Mancini. To celebrate its official release, Coyotes have invited their friends in Alabama’s Underhill Family Orchestra and local psychedelic pop outfit Aerial Attack to join them on the esteemed stage of Cafe Prytania on Thursday.
In the last six months, no local venue has made a larger effort to break into a higher echelon of rock club status than hidden-in-plain-sight Garden District standby Cafe Prytania. More frequent, consistent and eclectic booking in the back half of 2011 slowly but surely elevated the humble establishment from occasional Loyola-band hotspot to a [...]
Sun Hotel + Country Club + Donovan Wolfington peforming at Cafe Prytania on December 12, 2011 for The Chinquapin Records Chindig 03: A Holiday Social
To celebrate the release of the Holiday Charity Jingler, their second compilation of songs in as many months, the dudes at Chinquapin Records are hosting a winter celebration at Cafe Prytania on Friday night. Aided by newcomers and proto-emo classicists Donovan Wolfington, southern indie rockers Country Club will host the festivities with the swampy Sun Hotel – lively and raucous performances that will be easy to delight in, regardless of how drunk we’ll undoubtedly all get.